Discussing the book "The Big Boys: Power and Position in American Business" (published by Pantheon) with the author, lawyer and consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
Mr Ridgeway and Studs talk about the energy crisis and the systematic pillaging of the land of the United States by the companies involved in harvesting natural resources. Includes: Two excerpts presented of Joe Begley of Blackey, KY talking about the state of things in Appalachia as gas companies and strip mine operators come in to destroy the land. (2403309-3-1)
Aileen and Eugene Smith discuss their photographic essay book, "'Minamata', Words and Photographs," documenting the mercury poisoning of residents and their legal battles with the polluting company Chisso.
The Beyond Beef campaign opposes the "cattle culture" of over-production and over-consumption of beef and advocates a fifty percent cut in beef consumption.
Discussing steelworkers and interviewing Ed Sadlowski of the United Steelworkers of America and Ted Smolarek.
Presenting a rebuttal to editorials opposing the nuclear arms freeze with Dr. Jack Geiger, Dr. George Kistiakowsky, Dr. Herbert (Peter) Schoville and Dr. Kosta Tsipis of MIT.
Discussing the book "The Seven Sisters :the Great Oil Companies and the World they Made" and interviewing author Anthony Sampson.